The working plan wing of the Forest department is entrusted with the task of preparing scientific working plans and monitoring the implementation of the working plans, Survey and demarcation works Reservation and De-reservation of forests.
The activities of the Working Plan wings are as follows:
All 39 Territorial Forest Divisions of the state are expected to carry out works in their areas as per the prescriptions laid down in the working plans. So far working plan reports (WPRs) for 34 divisions have been approved. Working plans reports for 2 divisons namely, Koppal and Bidar have been submitted to Government for apporval. Remaining working plan reports for Raichur, Davanagere, and Hassan Divisions are at final stages of compilation.
Survey and Demarcation works:
1 Survey of forest boundaries and their demarcation on the ground by means of RF stones, cairns or RCC pillars.
2 Survey and demarcation of Forest Block and Compartment Boundaries by fixing Galvanized Iron plates (G.I.Plates). Details of Physical and Financial progress achieved from April 2017 to March 2018 is furnished in Annexure.
Constitution and Declaration of Reserved forests:
1 The Government is empowered to propose any land which is the property of the State Government as Reserve Forest under Sec-4 of the Karnataka Forest Act 1963.
2 The above lands which are notified under Sec-4 of Karnataka Forest Act 1963 are to be declared as Reserve Forest after following due procedure under Sec17 of Karnataka Forest Act-1963 and Karnataka Forest Rules 1969.
3 During 2017-18 Government of Karnataka has issued notifications under section17 of Karnataka Forest Act-1963 for an extent of 2631.66 Ha under various notifications in Davanagere(64.75 Ha), Chickmagaluru(1129.85 Ha), Hassan(135.78 Ha), Raichur(190.11 Ha) and Shimoga(1111.17 Ha) division.
(For more details, please download the Karnataka Forest Department annual report 2017 - 18, from aranya.gov.in